EU Transport law

The European Union is very active in rail transport issues. The prime objective of European legislation is to create a single market for rail transport services within the EU (harmonisation of conditions for access to the infrastructure and safety rules, standardisation by means of technical specifications for interoperability, creation of freight corridors, etc.).

In its “Third Railway Package”, the European Union has created regulations for international carriage of passengers by rail, supplementing and strengthening the CIV Uniform Rules. Regulation (EC) No 1371/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council on rail passengers’ rights and obligations (PRR) also applies in principle to domestic journeys. Nevertheless, the text specifically provides for Member States to grant exemptions to certain rail transport services. The text of the PRR is provided below together with a list of the exemptions allowed by Member States and an overview of the geographical scope of the PRR.

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PRR
PRR
Dec. 3, 2009

Regulation (EC) No 1371/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2007 on rail passengers’ rights and obligations

Three language text of the Passengers’ Rights Regulation (PRR) produced by the CIT. The regulation supplements the CIV Uniform Rules for the carriage of domestic and international passengers within the EU and Norway.

Applicable with effect from 3 December 2009

33 pages

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Regulation (EC) No 1371/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2007 on rail passengers’ rights and obligations

Three language text of the Passengers’ Rights Regulation (PRR) produced by the CIT. The regulation supplements the CIV Uniform Rules for the carriage of domestic and international passengers within the EU and Norway.

Applicable with effect from 3 December 2009

33 pages

List of exemptions to PRR
List of exemptions to PRR
Sept. 11, 2013

Exemptions to Regulation (EC) No 1371/2007 (PRR): overview / Valid until 3 December 2014

A list, in the form of a table drawn up by the CER and CIT on the basis of information provided by members, containing verified information on the exemptions allowed by EU Member States to domestic rail transport services (urban, suburban, regional and long distance).

Edition 11 September 2013

5 pages

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Exemptions to Regulation (EC) No 1371/2007 (PRR): overview / Valid until 3 December 2014

A list, in the form of a table drawn up by the CER and CIT on the basis of information provided by members, containing verified information on the exemptions allowed by EU Member States to domestic rail transport services (urban, suburban, regional and long distance).

Edition 11 September 2013

5 pages

List of exemptions to PRR 2.0
List of exemptions to PRR 2.0
June 22, 2015

Exemptions to Regulation (EC) No 1371/2007 (PRR): renewal (information per 24.03.2015)

A list, in the form of a table drawn up by the CER and CIT on the basis of information provided by members, containing verified information on the exemptions allowed by EU Member States to domestic rail transport services (urban, suburban, regional and long distance).

Edition 22 June 2015

5 pages

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Exemptions to Regulation (EC) No 1371/2007 (PRR): renewal (information per 24.03.2015)

A list, in the form of a table drawn up by the CER and CIT on the basis of information provided by members, containing verified information on the exemptions allowed by EU Member States to domestic rail transport services (urban, suburban, regional and long distance).

Edition 22 June 2015

5 pages